Improving Access to Good Health
India ranks 13th in the World Wide GDP out of 79 countries. It’s emerging as one of the top 10 countries in industrial production. Yet she ranks 65th in the Global Hunger Index out of 79 countries. 8.1 million Children are out of school in India (www.worldbank.org) Mastek Foundation believes that if a country wants to progress then it must provide its children with proper health and nutrition as children are the future generation. Therefore it works towards:
- Supporting the cause that no children should drop out from school due to hunger. It supports 667 children in Gandhinagar district through the mid-day meal programme
- Providing support to Tribals of Melghat in Amravati district through the innovative home based nutritional programme
- Facilitating in providing clean drinking water and hygienic sanitation facilities
- Enhancing the improvement in quality of life of Thalassemia patients
- Facilitating the availability of blood and its components to all who require
Projects Supported by Mastek Foundation
Unlimited Food for Education
The Akshaya Patra Foundation works nationwide in India to end hunger of underserved children and facilitate their education.
It reaches out to over 1.3 million children in 9 states of India. TAPF is now the world’s largest NGO-run school-meal program. In partnership with the Central and State governments of India, TAPF serves the largest number of hot, unlimited, freshly-cooked school meals in the country six days of the week. Thefoundation aims to reach out to 5 million children by 2020. Akshaya Patra Foundation is a registered Charity under Trust Act, 1920, of India.
It is strong incentive to parents to send children to school; there by encouraging enrolment, reducing absenteeism and dropout rates, the programme has a positive impact on health and nutrition of children.
It pioneers a technology-driven operating model; this programme has been a success in terms of its reach-out, scalability and replicability.
- The Akshaya Patra Foundation works nationwide in India to end hunger of underserved children and facilitate their education
- Total beneficiaries:1.3 million children in 9 states of India
- Mastek supported project: Supporting the daily meal programme for 667 children at Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Serve the last tribal of Belghat with complete dedication
Mahan Trust was founded by highly qualified and dedicated couple Drs. Ashish Satav, M.D. & Kavita Satav, M.S. In 1998. Aims to improve health care in Melghat. Its philosophy is Gandhian teaching “youths should go to villages to serve as real India is in villages”. Melghat: hilly forest area, population: 2,80,000, 75% are tribal. >90 % tribal: farmers or laborers, poor & living very hard life in kaccha houses without electricity & illiterate (>50%). Medical facilities in the area are grossly inadequate leading to very high death in 0-5 years children (>90 /1000 live births), in 16-60years people (> 350/ 100000 population, maternal mortality & malnutrition deaths) Mastek supported project: Supporting the healthcare program which include honorarium, training needs, etc.
- The Trust is operating the difficult terrain of Melghat in Amravati district in Maharashtra. The NGO was started by Dr. AsishSatav and his wife Dr.KavitaSatav. The beneficiaries are the tribal population of the area
- The Trust’s focus area is health and nutrition. It aims to provide quality healthcare and fight against malnutrition in the area
- Total beneficiaries: 2 Lakh beneficiaries
- Mastek supported project: Supporting the healthcare program which include honorarium, training needs, etc.
Philanthropic Relief, Altruistic Service and Development
PRASAD Chikitsa (PC) is the philanthropic expression of the Siddha Yoga Path. PRASAD Project was established in 1992 (in the USA) with the guidance and support of Gurumayi Swami Chidvilasananda, the present spiritual head of the Siddha Yoga Path. PRASAD Chikitsa was registered in India in the year 1994 as a charitable organization.PRASAD’s humanitarian work began in the 1960s, with distribution of food, blankets, clothing and rebuilding the dilapidated homes of nearly 1,000 underprivileged families in the Tansa Valley. In the 1970s, PRASAD volunteers began delivering health care programs through a mobile health clinic. Today, PC runs a full-fledged hospital and community health programs. PC’s current initiatives include programs of sustainable community and village development, healthcare, education and nutrition among children, women empowerment etc.